Lemon is a fruit packed with vitamins and nutrients. The health benefits of lemons are endless, including its use for fighting infections (such as throat and dental), indigestion, rheumatism, respiratory disorders, constipation, cholera, high blood pressure, as well as helping to clean your stomach and to improve the function of blood vessels.
Lemon contains bioflavonoids which are responsible for the health benefits it offers, vitamins such as:
C (strengthens your immune system),
B6 (involved in the process of producing serotonin and to store energy from protein),
A (exert functions of maintaining good vision and immune system)
E (is responsible for protecting your cell membranes against free radical damage related).
Apart from the several benefits, they are low in calories, having around 29 calories per 100g.
So, what’s the best way to consume them? Studies have shown that to have water with lemon in the morning can have amazing cleansing effects on the body.
To get the most out of its benefits, drink a glass of lemon water first thing in the morning every day, before breakfast or anything else! This is because there are various studies about having a glass of water shortly after you awaken can help to improve the digestive system and stimulate bowel movements, helping to clean the colon and get rid of toxins. In the The Family Medicine Handbook, they discuss that considering that there is an acid in your stomach called hydrochloric which produce and discharge it all night long and can cause heartburn. Then, having a glass of water just after waking up can reduce the level of acidity produced, reducing the symptoms of those who often have heartburn.
In addition to that, to have water with lemon can add even more benefits such as the list below:
See 10 reasons why you should drink lemon water
1) Improves digestion
2) Hydrates your body
3) Boosts your immune system
4) Promotes healthy and rejuvenated skin
5) Reduces inflammation
6) Cleaning properties for digestive organs
7) Boosts energy
8) Anti-bacterial and Antiviral properties – helping to fight infections and illness
9) Weight loss aid
10) Boosts brain power – ready to set you up for a packed day at work
Now that you have been inspired by the benefits of this amazing fruit, see how simple and quick it is to prepare it every morning:
Cut a whole lemon in half and squeeze one half of it into a glass and fill up with water (room temperature). That’s it! Drink it and you are set up for your day!